Sleep troubles and my job: any help is appreciated!
Need some help with my sleep issues (don't we all? Haha). So here's the sitch: I work a 4/10, which means I have a 4-day workweek, but those 4 days are 10 hours long. The idea of NOT being woken up from blissfully comfortable sleep by the horrific, repetitive screech of digital chirping has me practically foaming at the mouth, but realistically, if I leave my brain up to its own devices and allow myself to wake up naturally, Iíll be out of a job. I'm set to get up at 5am so I can be out the door no later than 6:30am (I start at 7am, which means I'm sitting at my desk before sunrise). A few things I want to point out before you respond: 1) I won't leave my job (unless Mark is hiring customer service worker bees... LOL). I like my job, and it's low-stress except for the schedule, so quitting, like in all areas of my life, is not an option. 2) I haven't yet tried Natural Calm, but I will be getting it if I can't reign in the sleep demon, but it's not getting to sleep I'm having problems with, it's staying asleep. 3) I can't afford an expensive "sunrise" alarm, or any other kind of technology as an alternative to my alarm (and no, sadly, I don't own an iPod). My job pays me well enough, but not that well. Oh, and I work until 6pm, so going to bed at 8pm isn't much of an option either (I gotta eat dinner and pack my lunch at some point, and I'm truly just not tired that early at night). So, long story short, if anyone has any suggestions that might help me I'd be greatly appreciative!
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf